Halloween at the Lighthouse
Thursday 31 October 2019
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Halloween is looking spooky at the lighthouse this year for kids and grown-ups alike. Come along all dressed up and enjoy trick or treat and spooky story time for the kids, with prizes for the best dressed boy and girl. The Keepers Watch Cafe food van will be open until late and our volunteer tour guides will be on hand to take you up the top of the lighthouse. Tickets are $10 for kids and adults and all kids must be accompanied by a parent or ghoulish guardian.
Full Moon Tours
Wednesday 13 November 2019
7.30pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 12 December 2019
7.30pm – 8.00pm
Our full moon tours are proving very popular each month and like all sunsets and moon rises are unique every time. Our tour guide Kerrie is an astrologer and moon lover and will be walking us through the astrology, the astronomy, the sunset and the moon’s position and influence. And of course taking you to the best vantage points on the reserve and drinking in the spectacular view of the full moon shimmering over the ocean. The Keepers Watch Cafe food van will be open until late and we invite you to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy nature putting on a show for us. Our last tour also featured whale watching as they breached right in front of us! Tickets are $20 per person and include a tour to the top and time to spend photographing the beautiful light and the moon. Last time both tours sold out in a day! To purchase your ticket please contact Tracy 0452 564 102.
Night Sky Tour
Wednesday 27 November 2019
7.30pm – 8.00pm
Our night sky tours operate once a month during the dark moon so you get the best view of the stars and planets. Whether you are a night sky photographer, a budding stargazer or you just love lighthouses, our night sky tour includes a birds eye view from the top of the lighthouse. Our guides will show you around and tell you the story of the lighthouse and its incredible history. Our tours are family friendly and tickets are $20 each for adults and $10 each for kids. To book in call Tracy on 0452 564 102 to reserve your place.
Night Light Tower Tours
Marking its 115th milestone, the Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Management Board is offering the unique opportunity for the public to experience a Night Tour of the Light Tower. The tours will include informative talks on the history of the Lighthouse and its surrounding environs. Sure to inspire, intrigue and have you in awe, climb the 96 stairs to view spectacular coastline under starlit skies. At the top, you’ll reach the lantern room and experience the light beam doing its 30 second rotation. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided following the tour.
Run by our dedicated Volunteers only pre-bookings will be accepted. With only a limited number per group, there will be no entry on the evening without prior confirmation. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
Full Moon Night Tours – Astrology Tour
$20 per person
- Monday 14th October 2019 – 6.30pm
- Wednesday 13th November 2019 – 7.00pm
- Thursday 12th December 2019 – 7.00pm
New Moon Night Tours – Lighthouse Night Tour
$20 Adults and $10 Children
- Thursday 31st October 2019 – 6.30pm (Special Halloween Tour – Prizes for Best Dressed Boy and Girl)
- Wednesday 27th November 2019 – 7.00pm
Pre purchased tickets only – Contact Tracy on 0452 564 102
Payable by credit card at time of booking (no refunds).
Terms and conditions apply: Flat soled shoes must be worn for the tour. Children 10+ must be accompanied by an adult.
Norah Head Lighthouse Tours
Step back in time to feel what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper at Norah Head Lighthouse. Climb the 96 stairs and enjoy the 360 degree views from the tower balcony. Marvel at the optics prism and imagine polishing the 700 lenses of the prism. Learn about the duties of a Lighthouse Keeper. Learn how the light was originally operated, compared to how it works today. Hear the stories of shipwrecks in days gone by.
Operating Days and Times
- Operating hours are from 10:00am to 1:30pm.
- Norah Head Lighthouse is open for tours every day of the year (except ANZAC Day and Christmas Day).
- Duration of the tour is 30 minutes.
|Children 6 – 17 years||$5.00|
|Children under 5 years||Free|
|Family 2A + 2C||$20.00|
|Group Booking 10+||$5.00|
|Pre-booked School Groups||$4.00|
Payments accepted: cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard
- Bookings for under 10 people are not required as tour guides are always available to conduct your tour.
- The tour covers information about the Lighthouse Keepers’ duties, the history of the lighthouse, local shipwrecks, anecdotal stories and Aboriginal culture.
- Public toilets are available on the reserve.
- Norah Head Lighthouse welcomes all groups for guided tours, such as school groups, day care groups, vacation care groups, seniors, club groups and overseas tour groups. We can cater for all your needs.
For further information and/or bookings, please contact the Norah Head Reserve Managers on:
0452 564 102 and they can assist you with any enquiries.